PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Extremely cold temperatures and equally intense winds are prompting code blue alerts in Philadelphia. The bitter cold is expected to stick around for a few days.
City of Philadelphia officials made the announcement on Wednesday afternoon.
Officials encourage anyone who sees a person living on the street to call Homeless Outreach at 215-232-1984 and report the sighting. Homeless outreach teams are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
"It is against City ordinance to leave pets outside during a Code Blue without proper shelter; owners can face fines up to $500," officials also tweeted.
If anyone sees a dog or other animal outside in the extreme cold they are urged to call the Animal Care & Control Team (ACCT) at 267-385-3800.
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